The Make Some Noise Challenge is part of the I Can, We Will campaign by the National Cancer Society Malaysia and Merck Sharp & Dohme (Malaysia). This fun challenge is aimed at raising funds to support initiatives in spreading awareness about lung cancer and efforts to defeat the disease.
MAKE SOME NOISE
Together, we can fight the deadliest form of cancer in Malaysia – lung cancer.
Take a deep breath.
In…and let it out.
Feels good, doesn’t it?
Breathing is essential to our survival, but for many with lung cancer, it’s a struggle.
Lung cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in Malaysia, accounting for 10.2% of all cancer cases in Malaysia.
Lung cancer is also the deadliest.
Because patients do not usually experience symptoms early, resulting in high percentage of lung cancer cases in Malaysia (89% in men; 91% in women) being detected in stages 3 and 42.
By then, patients are left with limited treatment options.
Patients on average live for about 6.8 months after diagnosis, and the five-year relative patient survival rate currently stands at 11%, the lowest among other cancer types1.
This is why it is extremely important for patients, caregivers, and the general public to be informed on lung cancer and its treatment. With ‘I Can, We Will’, a lung cancer awareness, prevention, and care campaign, we hope to do just that.
As part of our efforts, we launched the nation-wide #MakeSomeNoiseChallenge so that you too can join in and make a difference. How?
Step 1: Record a video of you making any noise for as long as you can in one breath. You can do this on your own or with your loved ones!
Step 2: Share the video on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #MakeSomeNoiseChallenge. In your caption, nominate 3 friends and let them know they have 48 hours to complete the challenge.
Step 3: Camera shy or want to help out even more? Make a contribution here and share this link with your family and friends.
With each video shared and each contribution made, we can make a difference in the fight against lung cancer.
Where Your Contribution Goes
The reason we are using People Giving as our contribution platform is because it is 100% free. This means 100% of contributions goes directly to the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM) to support key initiatives, including:
- Screening programmes for underprivileged communities
- Educational programmes
- ‘Quit smoking’ programmes
- Activities for support groups
- Cancer information services
On our own, we have a chance. But together, we have a solution.
Thank you for being in this with us.